Biography

Amy Holland, MD
Psychiatrist
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Dr. Amy Holland enjoys working with patients of all ages, and she always tells people she was doing this work before she even had her MD. In high school, she was the person others came to with their stressors and she listened and tried to help them.

Dr. Holland’s training includes an undergraduate degree in Medical Technology from Wake Forest University. Next, she completed medical school at East Carolina University (Brody) school of medicine followed by an intern year at UNC-Chapel Hill hospitals. She went on for adult training at both UNC-Chapel Hill and Emory as well as completed a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Emory University.

She opened her own private practice twenty-four years ago and worked for several years for the county mental health center part-time serving children, adolescents, and adults. She enjoys psychopharmacology and stays up to date by attending conferences from leading psychiatrists in the world and considers herself to be on the cutting-edge of medication treatments. She always offers some brief psychotherapy as she doesn’t see how focusing on just medication can truly treat the whole person. Dr. Holland’s work is her passion and she believes she can help more people with a Telehealth platform which is why she joined Happier Living. Holland’s interest in the field is broad with work experiences including Emory Autism Center to the Marcus Center where she has served individuals with developmental disabilities. She enjoys treating ADHD and considers this to be another specialty as well as treatment-resistant depression and bipolar disorder. She states she likes to solve the symptoms like the puzzle to find the right medications to bring joy back into people’s lives. She has had a great deal of experience working with severe anxiety cases ranging from panic disorder to obsessive-compulsive disorder and PTSD. Dissociative identity disorder is another interest of Dr. Holland’s and she has seen reintegration of individuals which brings her great satisfaction. Another passion of Dr. Holland’s is emotional support animals and she has done many evaluations for emotional support animals for patients of all ages. As you can see, Dr. Holland truly strives to bring joy back into people’s lives with whatever modality of treatment is needed.

Dr. Holland is married and has 3 sons, several cats, 2 dogs, and 2 miniature horses. All 3 of Dr. Holland’s sons were born prematurely with extensive stays in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units. All 3 came home on heart monitors. This furthered Dr. Holland’s education and compassion to help others with infertility, pre-term labor, and children born with differences. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her husband and sons as well as showing cats and miniature horses.

Qualifications

Education & Training

Wake Forest University

Dr. Holland’s received her Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology from Wake Forest University

ECU Brody School of Medicine

Dr. Holland earned her Medical Degree at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University